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Bay Point Man Arrested For Walnut Creek Homicide

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Larry Griffin

A man suspected of a Saturday morning murder in downtown Walnut Creek was arrested during execution of a search warrant at his Bay Point home Sunday. Investigators said Larry Griffin, 24, was taken into custody without incident.

Members of a the Central County Regional SWAT unit served a search warrant at Griffin’s residence and made the arrest. No one was injured during the arrest.

Police said Griffin will be booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for homicide and investigators have asked that he be held without bail.

So far, a motive for the killing or any connection between Griffin and victim Courtney Brown has yet to be made known.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Good work. Now if we can just figure out why he found it necessary to take a mans life.

  2. Yes, very good work law enforcement!
    It’s quick arrests like this that help deter crime. Yes, even criminals, who are usually dumb, are smart enough to be deterred when they know there’s a good chance they’ll be caught.

  3. All life is precious, but I’ll admit to feeling a bit better that the perp and victim are apparently from out of town and that this was not “random violence.”

    On the deterrent point, if we don’t have already, perhaps we should get a bunch of CCTV cameras around bars that are open late at night– and post prominent signs “All activity recorded by CCTV.”

  4. Sadly, some young men don’t expect to live past the age of 18. It’s the “six feet under or six feet behind” mentality. Recording activity is a deterrent to law abiding citizens, but not the criminal element.

  5. “Recording activity is a deterrent to law abiding citizens, but not the criminal element.”
    Huh? How is it a deterrent to law abiding citizens? What are we deterred from?

  6. David, law abiding citizens are deterred from committing crimes (and being caught on camera). Criminals DON’T CARE. If they cared, or we’re concerned about being caught, they wouldn’t commit crimes.

    Like cameras in banks stop bank robberies, especially armed robberies? Please…

  7. It is axiomatic that “Law abiding citizens” don’t commit crime. That is why I was confounded by your quote. They might have privacy concerns, but your first statement and most recent statement: “law abiding citizens are deterred from committing crimes (and being caught on camera).” are nonsensical.

  8. If people don’t expect to live beyond 18 and can’t be deterred from committing crimes, we should lock them up on a prophylactic basis.

  9. A potential shoplifter (who’s never committed a crime) would be a good example of what I was referring to. A camera may stop the person (at a mall), but it won’t stop a criminal. Sometimes you have to think outside of the box. Not everything is “black or white.” There are gray areas.

    I don’t think there is such a thing as “crime deterrent.” You have to take preventive measures, but if someone is going to commit a crime, they’ll commit a crime anyway. It’s the reason so many people are in prison. They don’t care about the laws, and the only consequence they think about is whether the other guy has a gun.

  10. Bars are precisely what is required for the likes of a person who waits in ambush to shoot other persons in the back.

  11. “Sadly, some young men don’t expect to live past the age of 18. It’s the “six feet under or six feet behind” mentality.”
    It is unclear whose sadness you are referencing in this quote. Are you personally sad about this? If so, it isn’t coming through clearly. Is this a more general reference? About how sad the state of affairs of the world is? The state of affairs where other people are killing other people, generally out of sight and out of mind. That’s quite different than having your neighbor or your cousin shot. That is a more personal kind of sadness, no? I think we need to start seeing the shooting victims “over there” as our neighbors, even if distant neighbors. Sooner or later, their problems are our problems no matter how high the wall.

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